According to Mike Garafolo of USA TODAY Sports, 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree went down with a torn Achilles during Tuesday’s organized team activities.
San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree suffered a torn Achilles tendon during organized team activities Tuesday and will soon undergo what could be season-ending surgery, a person informed of the injury told USA TODAY Sports.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the 49ers haven’t commented on the injury, which used to be an automatic season-ender but has since become one that can sometimes be rehabbed in a matter of months — as Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Da’Quan Bowers did last year.
Both players tore the tendon in the spring and returned to the field after starting the year on the physically unable to perform list.
I would really be shocked if Crabtree plays this season. I know Suggs played last year, but he also got injured in April and he plays a different position. Wide receiver’s can’t get away with having an Achilles that isn’t 100 percent healthy.